15 Jun 2012

Thomson picked to start against Ireland

12:12 am on 15 June 2012

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made one change to his starting side for the second rugby Test against Ireland in Christchurch on Saturday.

Loose forward Victor Vito was ruled out with a knee injury so Adam Thomson is promoted to the starting XV.

New Zealand won the first Test at Auckland's Eden Park 42-10.